Brazen burglary catches family off-guard, urges home safety precautions

Brazen burglary catches family off-guard, urges home safety precautions

Eric Sewell and his wife were in the backyard of their home near the 14900 block of East Broadway on the morning of April 22 – their nine-year-old son was inside watching T.V- when a woman walked into the home, stole a purse containing credit cards, house and car keys, and electronics.

On Monday, the family was contacted by Spokane Police, who had found the stolen cards on a woman they arrested for burglary. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, which is in charge of the investigation, has not confirmed if the woman arrested by Spokane Police is the same woman who stole the cards from the home.

An unrelated arrest for a different home burglary was made on Tuesday. SCSO sent out photos of a woman caught on surveillance camera using stolen credit cards. 32-year-old Jessica Landberg appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday. She’s facing 23 different counts for theft, attempted theft, identity theft and possession of stolen property. She does not appear to be charged with breaking into the home where the cards were stolen.

Her bond was set at $5,000.